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Writers Present Series

Sophie Kinsella - Shopaholic to the Stars

Saturday, October 25 at 12 Noon
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 Sophie Kinsella Photo by John Swannell
  
Sophie Kinsella STTS Book CoverJoin international bestselling author, Sophie Kinsella, as she discusses her newest book in the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic to the Stars.

In the first new Shopaholic book in four years, Shopaholic to the Stars, fans find the funny and charming Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) in Los Angeles, hilariously challenged by the culture, the celebrity, and the fleeting nature of fame.

Sophie’s presentation is FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event through Mysterious Galaxy bookstore. To confirm your reservation for this FREE event call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.

The Friends of the Mission Viejo Library will also be hosting a special VIP Reception prior to the presentation.

SOLD OUT - VIP Reception with Sophie Kinsella (Limited Tickets) - SOLD OUT

Join us for a very special Meet and Greet with Sophie Kinsella. All attendees will receive her newest book, Shopaholic to the Stars, light refreshments hosted by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library, reserved seating for Sophie's presentation, and priority in the book signing line at the end of the event. 
  • The VIP Reception begins at 11:15 AM in the Garden Patio (weather permitting)
  • Seating will take place at 11:50 AM in the City Council Chamber
  • Ms. Kinsella will speak at noon
  • The signing line will begin at approximately 12:50 PM
  • The cost is $31.50 and includes the private Meet and Greet with Sophie, a signed first edition of Shopaholic to the Stars, refreshments, reserved seating and priority passes for the signing line.
Purchase your ticket for the VIP Reception with Sophie Kinsella here:
http://sophiekinsella.brownpapertickets.com/

David Peterson - Living Language: Dothraki

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 David Peterson
  
David Peterson Dothroki Book CoverJoin Game of Thrones language creator, David Peterson for a fun, interactive presentation on the Dothroki language. Guests are encouraged to sport their favorite costume.

Developed for the award-winning TV series Game of Thrones, Dothraki is an artificial language with a fully developed system of vocabulary and grammar. Peterson will guide guests through a crash course in Dothraki and sign copies of his Dothraki primer Living Language: Dothraki.  

Living Language: Dothraki will be available for purchase at the event. Supporting the independent bookstores during Writers Present helps to keep these author programs free.

To confirm your reservation for this FREE event register online, call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.

What Should I Read Next? presented by Random House

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Saddleback Room at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentations, Book Sales, and Light Refreshments
 
 What Should I Read Next
  
 Join fun and engaging Random House representatives Wade Lucas and Steve Akinsky as they discuss the newest Random House book releases.

Wade and Steve will talk about great new books for books clubs, avid readers and holiday gift-giving, while Mission Viejo librarian Gayle Meldau will demonstrate how to download eBooks and audio books using your Mission Viejo library card.

There will be free book giveaways and light refreshments.

Mysterious Galaxy bookstore will also be on hand for new book purchases.
Buying books during Writers Present is a great way to support the author programs and keep them free.

To confirm your reservation for this free event, register online, call the Adult Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5105, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.


Animal Services Center 20th Anniversary Celebration - Jackson Galaxy, TV Host & Author

Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mission Viejo Animal Services center
28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo 
 
 Jackson Galaxy Catification
  
The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will celebrate two decades of pro-humane animal care and services by hosting a free family event on Saturday, November 1.

The fun-filled event will feature an alumni fashion show, animal magic show, a demonstration of canine agility and protection, and special appearance by Jackson Galaxy, host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s hit show “My Cat from Hell.”

A cat behaviorist with more than 15 years of experience, Jackson Galaxy specializes in helping individuals whose “out-of-control” cats are turning their homes and lives upside down. With his repertoire of holistic remedies and techniques, Jackson can connect with even the most rebellious feline. He will give his popular “Cat Mojo 101" lecture and will sign his latest book, “CATIFICATION.”

Guests to the grand celebration will also see an incredible demonstration by the Southern California All Breed Ringers, an organization dedicated to the training and competition of multiple skills for working dogs. The dogs will demonstrate impressive skills including an 8-foot wall scale, hurdle jump, food refusal, retrieving an article, attacking a person with a revolver and guarding an object.

The alumni fashion show will boast 18 families and their dogs demonstrating what a difference a loving home can make. Some of the dogs were injured and needed extensive surgeries. Others were rescued from over-crowded shelters; two were even saved after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. All were once homeless but are now thriving in their forever homes.

Adding to the excitement of this milestone event is John Abrams’ Animal Magic, a show that is guaranteed to astound and amaze kids and adults alike. The show combines comedy, magic, music, audience participation and live exotic pets in a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Guests will also enjoy educational booths, children’s activities, wildlife education, safety demonstrations, food trucks and more. So make plans to attend the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 1 at 28095 Hillcrest.

With all of the entertainment and activities, guests are asked to leave their pets at home.

For more information, visit http://www.cmvas.org or call 949-470-3045.


Tui T. Sutherland - Wings of Fire & Spirit Animals

Friday, November 7 at 6:00 pm
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 
 Tui Sutherland Wings of Fire
  

Tui Sutherland Spirit AnimalsJoin accomplished middle-grade author Tui T. Sutherland, who has written under a number of pseudonyms, including the names Erin Hunter and Tamara Summers, as she discusses her newest books in the Wings of Fire and Spirit Animals series.

After Tui's presentation, she will sign books and field questions. Books will be available for purchase from A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe. Buying books during Writers Present is a great way to support the author programs and keep them free.

To learn more about Tui’s books, visit http://www.tuibooks.com.

To confirm your reservation for this FREE event register online, call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107, or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org.